Friday 6 September 1918
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Councillor is unrepentant about accusation of DORA breach
“I am told,” said Cllr C A Glyde, “that one of my speeches has been sent to the military authorities because it was alleged that I had broken the Defence of the Realm Regulations by saying things likely to cause disaffection among His Majesty’s subjects.” Cllr Glyde of Bradford was speaking for the local ILP on the Shipley Market Place on Sunday night. He went on: “I understand that word has been received in Bradford that I have to be careful of my speeches in the future. As for causing disaffection among His Majesty’s subjects, I have been doing that for the last 31 years.” Work at proper wages Dealing with after-the-war reconstruction he said they must see to it that the returning soldiers did not flood the labour market to the extent that the supply of labour would be greater than the demand for it as that would result in the lowering of wages. The Government must step in and provide for the soldiers until they could be found work at proper wages.
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With some good exhibits, Mr W Gledhill of 13 Argyle Street, Shipley, won the amateur’s silver cup presented by Cllr T Hill for  competition at the second annual vegetable show of the Shipley Gardeners and Allotment Holders’ Association on 24th August.
Victorious vegetables
The previous day Mr Lindow had sat at a Revision Court at Guiseley when an objection was raised against the inclusion of a lady who, it was stated, was living at Ilkley apart from her husband as a Parliamentary voter for Menston. The assistant overseer said he had inserted the name because as he read the regulations she was entitled to the Parliamentary vote but in order to obtain the local government vote she must be living with her husband. Mr Lindow said it was an absurdity but it was the law and the name would be allowed to remain.
Woman on the list despite absurdity
C.O.s claim the right to be on voting list
It was urged at the Shipley Revisions Court on Wednesday that a conscientious objector who is exempt from all military obligations can only obtain a vote by producing a certificate that he has been and is engaged on work of national importance. This argument was used by Mr S H Servent (Unionist agent) when he objected to the vote of James William Hodgson, Baildon, a warp dresser aged 37, who as a conscientious objector, applied for absolute exemption from military service to the Baildon Tribunal last June. Struck off Mr I Lindow, deputy registration officer, allowed the objection and Hodgson’s name was struck off the list.
William Lonsdale of Shipley appeared to resist the objection lodged against his name being on the list. He said that he was a C.O. but produced his card exempting him from military service and said he was in a certified occupation. Occupational grounds In reply to questions he said that he applied for exemption at Shipley on both conscientious and occupational grounds and it was granted him as being in a certified occupation. Mr Servent said that in the face of the certificates, the man’s objection was good and Mr Lindow allowed his name to remain. Philip Pickard of 8 Glenhurst Road, Shipley, whose vote was objected to by Mr Servent, the man being a
conscientious objector, wrote to Mr Lindow that as he was at present away from home on a week’s holiday – the first for three years – he had no intention of appearing to defend his vote “under such idiotic legislation.” He added that he had been on work of national importance as a market garden labourer since 23rd March 1917. Mr Lindow said he would have to go off the list as he had not yet provided the necessary certificate from the Central Tribunal as to the nature of the work he was engaged on. “He will have to wait till next year to get on,” added Mr Lindow. Clashed Mr Servant and Mr Lindow had clashed the day before at Guiseley when the former objected to the claim of Fred Jackson, a Labour member of the Yeadon Urban Council, on the ground that he was a conscientious objector and must, therefore, before the claims could be allowed obtain a certificate in the usual way. The claimant said he had been exempted on occupational grounds and as a trade union official, and by the tribunal he was exempted on conscientious grounds from combatant service only. Mr Lindow ruled that as the man was liable for military service if his protection card was withdrawn, he was entitled to be placed on the list and he would allow the claim. Mr Servent remarked that he would appeal.
Although the British Workers’ League are hardly likely to run a candidate in the Shipley Division at the next election, their influence on the poll promises to be considerable and their appearance in the constituency is an accident which the rival parties will be led to view with mixed feelings as time goes on. Standing for no-defeatism, the league must prove an indirect ally to the party or parties who run a candidate pledge to prosecute the war to a successful conclusion. Nail pacifism And, as the league are out to nail pacifism wherever they can trace it, their propaganda must be inimical to such as the Labour party who are certainly not adopting the slogan of ‘Fight to a Finish’ even if they have not yet publicly declared themselves in favour of peace by negotiation, a policy their rivals commonly assert they are interested in. Thus at the very outset of the campaign the Labour party are at the foot of an uphill fight with the prospect of nothing but ‘collar work’ before them, as whatever their opponents make of the war as a leading topic, the electors may be depended on to thrust it well into the foreground. This is natural enough, as the question affected as it is by enemy peace blarney, was never so important as it is today. In fact, good as the case is which the British Workers’ League are making out for a dictated peace as against a negotiated peace, we have been surprised that they have not made the psychology and strategy of the German
people as a whole the subject of a full lecture or address to the public. It is only by clearly understanding that German psychology is the driving force of German strategy in this war that the people can see through the sham of all the enemy strivings after peace. Beaten in the West, her only hope lies in a pan-German Empire from the North Sea to the Persian Gulf, cutting the world obliquely in two. And what this hope fulfilled or falsified means to the world is shown by ‘Germany at Bay’ which has been reprinted four times between last November and January but which has not been at all in popular demand at some of the local and district libraries although it could be had free of cost. At their mercy No matter what sacrifice Germany makes in the West, says Major Macfall, if the Germans hoodwink a world weary of war into a peace which leaves them their pan-German map, they have won the war. The hideous sacrifices of the Allies have been in vain. Britain and America – their ultimate and supreme object of conquest – lie open to their mercy. France is under eternal threat. Italy is their footstall. Peace will have left the earth. With that map for jumping off ground, Germany consolidating her strength and swiftly reorganising her power, can proceed with enormously increased prospects of success to her dream of world dominion
A dictated peace is the only safe peace
“No matter what sacrifice Germany makes in the West, says Major Macfall, if the Germans hoodwink a world weary of war into a peace which leaves them their pan-German map, they have won the war. The hideous sacrifices of the Allies have been in vain.”
Railwaymen have lost one of the old school by the sudden death at half past two on Sunday afternoon of Mr John Jeffrey, aged 77, a retired platelayer at 118 Valley Road, Shipley, where he lived. Annie Eliza Simpson, a relative, kept house for him and his death was reported to the police by her. The coroner, Mr E W Norris, has dispensed with an inquest. The deceased had suffered from bronchitis and had been medically attended. One of his sons is a prisoner of war and another is at the front.
Death of an ‘old-school’ railway platelayer
Return visit before China mission
The Rev H W Burdett, who up till recently was pastor at the Rosse Street Baptist Church, preached morning and evening at that place of worship on Sunday. He is spending a few weeks in Yorkshire but expects to be travelling to take up mission work in China shortly.
Educational opportunities
An excellent syllabus of education has been arranged for the coming autumn and winter by the Shipley Education committee and the importance of young people taking advantage of it cannot be overrated. The Technical School, with day and evening courses in art, science, commercial, textile, housecraft and manual and physical training, opens on Monday 16th September. Register Pupils can register next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 7.15 and 9 p.m. The evening classes at Wood End and Central Council Schools are to open on Monday and Mr Walter Popplestone, Director of Education, will be pleased to give any information at his office in Saltaire Road.
A garden party was held on Saturday at the Thackley cricket ground in aid of the Idle Parish Church parcels fund. The attractions included a cricket match, games and competitions. Refreshments were served and several stalls erected. £50 was realised.
Successful fund raiser
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